RealDavidSedaris1634 karma2014-10-08 18:35:20 UTC
"I hope you die alone."
I said that to my father when I was 13. And I've thought about it ever since.
I don't think he remembers it, because as a parent of 6 kids, you're gonna hear a lot of things like that. But my fear is that my father will die alone.
And...I'll be forced, for the rest of my life, to think about that terrible thing that I said.
Does anyone know a woman who might want to marry my father and stay by his side night and day? He's 92.
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RealDavidSedaris949 karma2014-10-08 18:58:16 UTC
I thought about having more of those made, but then it felt too much like... taking a step back. I'd like to have a NEW series of postcards made, maybe for my next tour.
Those were pretty good though. "Abortions, $3." That is an amazing price for an abortion.
At that price, you can't afford NOT to have an abortion!
RealDavidSedaris935 karma2014-10-08 19:52:17 UTC
Wait until AFTER the first story to put her hand on your dick.
RealDavidSedaris894 karma2014-10-08 18:41:40 UTC
I was signing books one night...
About 10 years ago. And someone came up to the table, and said "You know it was your grandmother."
And I thought "Oh my god, you're RIGHT. It WAS my grandmother. How did none of us ever put this together? It took a stranger to crack this case."
And that's what I said. "Oh my god, you're right. I can't believe that never occurred to any of us before."
RealDavidSedaris887 karma2014-10-08 18:30:58 UTC
Sometimes when I'm stuck, I'll open an English textbook, and do the homework.
There are a lot of college writing textbooks that will include essays and short stories, and after reading the story or essay, there will be questions such as "Have YOU Had any experience with a pedophile in YOUR family?" or "When was the last time you saw YOUR mother drunk?" and they're just really good at prompting stories. You answer the question, and sometimes that can spring into a story.
You know, this is really good advice: I mean, I don't have advice to offer on many things, but THAT is good advice, and you're NOT gonna hear it from a lot of other places.
Sometimes, I listen to... jazz. It can't be... music with words in it. But lately, I'm on a... let's see, I'm on a Bobby Enriquez kick. It doesn't have anything to do with writer's block. Well, where we live in Sussex, sometimes there are gliders over our house, and gliders don't make any noise, but the planes that tow them into the sky do, but I like to cover up the sound of the planes.
It's like a flying lawnmower.
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